Zlatko Cosic (Bosnia) – South Slavic Requiem, 2015, 6:00
South Slavic Requiem concludes a series of art projects related to the War in Yugoslavia but also opens up new territories to address current political and social issues. In remembrance of the 20th year anniversary of the end of the War in Yugoslavia, South Slavic Requiem is a tribute to people who died as a result of national, racial, religious and other types of discrimination. We cannot ignore racism and political divisions that continue to cause hatred and strife around the world. Be cautious while exposed to media and political language and continually search for truth. George Orwell said: “Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give the appearance of solidity to pure wind.” South Slavic Requiem symbolizes an end of one culture which allowed hate to take over.
is a video artist born in Banja Luka, Yugoslavia. He earned a Master of Fine Arts in Visual Art from Washington University and a Bachelor of Arts in Video Production and Interactive Digital Media from Webster University. Ćosić’s work spans from short films, video, and sound installations to theater projections and live audio-visual performances. His themes often relate to issues of identity, immigration, and the complexity of living in a new environment, concentrating on the necessity to embrace cultural differences and establish dialogue among people. Ćosić’s artwork has been shown in over thirty countries, for which he has received a variety of recognition.